All About Energy Star®
Energystar.gov offers a treasure chest of goodies and information for homeowners. From tax credits and rebates to referrals to qualified contractors, you’ll learn about Energy Star®-certified products you can purchase and install in your home that save energy, money and the environment.
The energy star program was established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to benefit consumers by encouraging manufacturers to create the most energy-efficient and cost-effective products in about 75 categories. Since 1992, Energy Star and its partners have saved U.S. families and businesses trillions in kilowatt-hours of electricity and helped them avoid more than $450 billion in energy costs.
For non-businesses, Energy Star tax credit benefits are limited to homeowners for their primary homes located in the United States and include the following:
- Air Source Heat Pumps
- Central Air Conditioning (CAC)
- Gas, Propane, and Oil Hot Water Boiler
- Gas, Propane, and Oil Furnaces and Fans
- Water Heaters (non-solar)
- Advanced Main Air Circulating Fan
- Biomass Stove
- Roofs (Metal and Asphalt)
- Windows, Doors, and Skylights
The tax credits for residential renewable energy products include geothermal heat pumps, small wind turbines, solar energy systems and fuel cells. In addition to federal tax credits, local rebates and offers may be available in your area.
Check the ENERGY STAR Rebate Finder, where you can enter your zip code to find rebates and other offers in your area. Also, contact your local utility or state energy office about any available incentives or programs.